Committee Members
  • Lynn Chambers
  • David Cook
  • Frances Fairfield
  • Mark Garing
  • Don Johnson
  • Floyd Fairfield
  • Florence Peery
  • Tom Prage
  • Thorntown Park Board

Become A Sponsor of the Thorntown Keewasakee Trail

You can leave cash or checks payable to Thorntown Keewasakee Trail, at Home National Bank. Your contributions are tax deductible. The money will be forwarded to the Community Foundation of Boone County who is acting as our holding body for tax purposes.

We have received matching grant of $3,000 which we hope to match with local contributions. Your contribution will be doubled! We need your support. Your donations are greatly appreciated.


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~December 2003 Update~

Thorntown Keewasakee Trail (TKT) is now usable! The railings over Market Street and over Sugar Creek are in place. The trail is for walking and biking only. The surface is the original stone rail bed – not asphalt. It is a lovely walk of about 1 mile.

A Trail Head has been established at the corner of E Church and N Pearl St. Eventually the Trail will go south also as far as Serum Plant Road. It is the property of the Thorntown Park Department. A sign, railings and four blue spruce mark the beginning of the north leg of the Trail. More landscaping will be done in the spring. Local groups will be encouraged to take a section to beautify and maintain. It is the plan to add a picnic table at each end and some benches.

There will be a formal opening in the spring and fund raising opportunities, but for now it is USABLE and citizens are encouraged to get their exercise walking on it.

~Purpose Statement~

• Develop a linear parkway over the old railroad line (C.C.C. & St. L.) through Thorntown and Boone County.

• To provide a safe place accessible to citizens of every ability to walk, bike and travel.

• To provide a greenway access to the present recreational facilities at the Thorntown Tom Johnson Memorial Park.